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UPCOMING STARS: 320 children play football at legendary Watford FC’s Stadium

 Published on: 15th May 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

On Monday, May 6, hundreds of children got the opportunity to run out onto the pitch, show off their skills, pass, tackle, score, and celebrate wildly at Vicarage Road Stadium.

Unsurprisingly, the May bank holiday was a wet one, but as rain poured down on coaches, players, and the onlooking families, the enthusiasm and excitement of the youngsters shone through.

Each 90-minute session included games, drills, and matches led by the Trust’s qualified coaches. There was also time for a tour of the changing rooms, and a chance to walk out of the tunnel to the applause of their adoring crowd, in this case, their proud family members who watched on from the Sir Elton John Stand.

Of course, no event at Watford FC is complete without Harry the Hornet, who made an appearance at the end of each session.

This annual event, hosted by Watford Football Club’s Community Sports and Education Trust, sold out within a matter of days with 80 children taking part in four separate sessions throughout the day.

As well as allowing youngsters to play at a professional football stadium and an award-winning pitch that was still in fine form – a testament to the ongoing work of the Hornets’ grounds team – this event also brings in vital funds for the ongoing community work of the Trust.

To find out more about the work of the Hornets’ charity visit

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